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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

Nabeel Qureshi went to Heaven today. He was a Christian apologist, a convert from Islam.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | September 16, 2017

Believing Biblical Doctrines Requires Humility, Not Arrogance

It isn’t arrogant for Christians to believe Jesus is the only way of salvation and other biblical doctrines. In fact, it requires humility.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | September 14, 2017

Reasoning with Someone Who Doesn’t Want to Reason

Talking about Jesus and Christianity isn’t always about reasoning because people don’t always have rational reasons for the things they believe.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 23, 2017

Engaging Disagreement Agreeably

Here are four tips from a professor of law and psychology at Yale Law School on how to have more productive conversations about differing views.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 11, 2017

To Give a Good Answer, Sometimes You Have to Change the Question

Sometimes we need to explain the bigger biblical picture in order to answer a person's specific question.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | February 23, 2017

Don't Stop Speaking the Truth in Love

There’s going to be more pressure on Christians as time goes on not to speak the truth that offends, but it’s our obligation to be faithful and to not be angry.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 27, 2016

Evidence That Demonstrates John Is a Reliable Historical Source

The discovery of the Pool of Bethesda in the late 19th century confirms the historical setting in John 5 and supports John’s claim that he was an eyewitness to what he reports.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 25, 2016

Talk to Alan This Tuesday

Alan Shlemon is hosting the podcast live this week, Tuesday 4-6 p.m. PT.   Ask your question. Share a piece of your mind. Call with your question or comment at (855) 243-9975, outside the U.S. (562) 424-8229. The broadcast is live Tuesday 4-6 p.m. P.T. – commentary and your calls. He'll also talk to Abdu Murray about witnessing to Muslims.   Listen live online. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 8, 2016

How to Persuade Your Pastor to Include Apologetics at Your Church

I recently heard Dr. Hugh Ross share some ideas he’s learned from long experience that I thought would be helpful because a lot of people ask about this.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 15, 2016

Why We Need to Go Back to Basics and Make a Case for Our Worldview

I wrote a brief post a couple of weeks ago making the point that ambassadors are sent to foreign countries. It’s increasingly clear that where we sit in our own country, where we have grown up and lived, is becoming foreign territory. We haven’t moved, but the territory around us is foreign. But that’s exactly where ambassadors belong. God is giving us a clearer mission field without moving us.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | June 3, 2016